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Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission - Podcast

Free Speech & Election Law Practice Group

April 28, 2010

Richard L. Hasen, Steve Simpson, Eugene Volokh

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  Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission - MP3
Running Time: 00:50:43

On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Citizens United v. FEC.  The Court struck down as inconsistent with the First Amendment a provision of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act regarding independent expenditures by corporations that the FEC had said would forbid the airing of advertisements about a documentary about Hillary Clinton that Citizens United sought to air during the 2008 primary season.  This podcast will discuss the decision.

Featuring:

  • Prof. Richard L. Hasen, Loyola Law School
  • Mr. Steve Simpson, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
  • Moderator: Prof. Eugene Volokh, University of California Los Angeles School of Law

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Related Links

Citizens United Brief (PDF)
FEC Brief (PDF)
Citizens United v FEC Decision (PDF)
Citizens United Reargument Transcript-Sept. 9, 2009 (PDF)
Citizens United v. FEC: A Roundtable Discussion
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission – Post-Re-Argument SCOTUScast
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission – Post-Decision Debate SCOTUScast


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